This weeks nudge on Sunday Scribblings is Family.
‘Johnny, if you don’t get dressed right now you’ll be late for school again’.
Mum was going through her daily ritual of trying to get the family organised at the start of another day.
‘Charlotte, you’ve got your shoes on the wrong feet again, and why have you spilt orange juice down you clean blouse.’
‘Johnny, Johnny, are you still in bed? Johnny! If you don’t get a move on right now, I’m sending your father up. Do you hear me?’
‘Lauren –Lauren- LAUREN! Put that magazine down and eat your breakfast NOW!
Right. That’s it. Brian, get that lazy son of yours out of bed and dressed NOW. Brian – BRIAN! Don’t what dear? me. I’m fed up with talking to a newspaper! Go and get Johnny moving now’.
‘Lauren, will you please cheer up. I know life is hard. Believe it or not, I was a teenager once. It’s not something you and your friends have invented’
‘Johnny at last you are here. Have you washed your face? Come here. I’m sorry; if you can’t look after yourself then I‘ll wipe that dirty mark of your cheek. There's nothing wrong with a bit of spit. Stand still child!’
‘That’s okay Brian. You just toddle off to work and leave to it. Go to your cosy office and put your feet up. You have no idea what it’s like for me’
‘Kids, the bus is outside. KIDS! GO!’
Mum has despatched the family for another day. She pours a cup of coffee and settles down to a morning of watching parents shouting at their offspring on TV.